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Thought I would consolidate all my mods into one thread. Here there are:

Stock as I picked her up








1st mod, strip her down!
Deleted the windshield, front reflectors, front turn signals, saddle bags, rear seat and sissy bar. More to my liking now!

















2nd mod, Radiantz LED Tail light board, rear clear red LED turn signals and front clear amber LED turn signals



Stock look before the change



Got the red light cover off



Radiantz LED board in place, added a bit more double sided tape, as the provided tape wasn't enough to my liking!



Testing before I close up the light





Light closed up



Closed up and Lit up



Then I went to install the LED turn signals, and the left side installed in a few seconds. When I got to the right side, I found out that the previous owner had replaced the turn signal, with what I am assuming is an older turn signal, as the bulb base is not the same as the other side. Luckily the PO did provide me with the turn signal that he replaced in case I needed an extra lens. I tried the LED bulb holder in that, and it fit as it should. So now I have to do some wiring to swap over that bulb holder into the turn signal that was replaced.

So since I couldn't do the turn signals, I decided to get the hair dryer out and remove that sticker from the fender



This thing did NOT want to peel off. Anytime I would get a good portion peeled enough to pull, it would just crack off. After a good 20 minutes of scrapping it off with my fingernails, I got it all off. Had some Goo-Gone handy to get rid of the residue, but wasn't able to get it fully off. Anyone have any better luck with it?

3rd mod, custom license plate!



4th mod, got myself a Mustang Wide Touring Vintage seat!



















Pics of the seat on the bike to follow. I installed it last night and then went for a "test drive" so didn't really get to a picture!

Thanks for looking and I will be updating this thread as time goes on and more mods get done!

Not bad for having the bike for 3 weeks right?
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Nice, but, how are you getting away without front turn signals, here in Ontario?
(Are you sure it's a "T"? Should have "White Walls" on it, unless they were already taken off?)

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'scuse the Noob Q, Don't you have to install anything special for the LED lights? Or are they direct replacement?

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cool thread, @ Charles T-the LEDs are a direct replacement

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It looks good....

With the license plate are you trying to confuse the camera's on the 407 or the cops when they pull you over for no front signals... lol
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When you do a direct replacement with the LED signals, you need to check with your local laws to find out if there is a bpm (blinks per min) requirement because the LEDs flash at a whole lot faster rate than the incandescent. I know it's ridiculous but there are laws out there about this. You can counteract that by replacing the flasher with an LED flasher. Look in the Custom Mods Section for LED Flasher Mod.

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Nice, but, how are you getting away without front turn signals, here in Ontario?
(Are you sure it's a "T"? Should have "White Walls" on it, unless they were already taken off?)
Haven't had any issues yet.... Original owner told me that he didn't like the white walls, so he opted for normal tires when he purchased.

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'scuse the Noob Q, Don't you have to install anything special for the LED lights? Or are they direct replacement?
They are a direct replacement, but you do need an LED flasher module like BIGBIRD123 mentioned, to correct the speed of the blinking light. I still have to install mine...

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It looks good....

With the license plate are you trying to confuse the camera's on the 407 or the cops when they pull you over for no front signals... lol
Thanks! Not trying to confuse anyone in particular, just EVERYONE!
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Haven't had any issues yet.... Original owner told me that he didn't like the white walls, so he opted for normal tires when he purchased.
Not that it matters since you made it the way you want anyway. But the badge is wrong for a "T" version also, would be C50t on the badge. Plus the bags would be studded and the seat, unless he opted out of that too.

I'm looking into the tail light LED's for my Nomad, thanks for the pic with info.


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Seven,

If You used the two-sided sticky tape to mount the LED board, You might want to go back into the taillight and use 5 minute epoxy to secure that LED board.
The sticky tape dries out rapidly, resulting in an unfastened board.

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Not that it matters since you made it the way you want anyway. But the badge is wrong for a "T" version also, would be C50t on the badge. Plus the bags would be studded and the seat, unless he opted out of that too.

I'm looking into the tail light LED's for my Nomad, thanks for the pic with info.
Interesting! Well either way, I made it my own, and still have the accessories if I like. Love this forum, learn something new every day!

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If You used the two-sided sticky tape to mount the LED board, You might want to go back into the taillight and use 5 minute epoxy to secure that LED board.
The sticky tape dries out rapidly, resulting in an unfastened board.
Thanks! I plan on going back in their this weekend, because as you stated, the double-sided tape has already come loose. Any specific brand of 5 minute epoxy to use?
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